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Blankets of Love from Julien Day

In a heartwarming initiative, Julien Day School, Ganganagar has come together to organize a blanket donation drive on 24th January 2024 at the school premises, spreading warmth not only in classrooms but also in the hearts of those in need. This noble endeavour aims to address the pressing issue of cold weather affecting the underprivileged section of our society. The collaborative effort underscores the importance of community engagement and compassion within the educational sphere. The blankets will be donated to the members of the support staff and the deprived section of the neighbourhood.

Blankets donated by students of junior, middle and senior school students
Blankets donated by students of junior, middle and senior school students

The idea of the blanket donation drive originated from our Principal Mr. Bobby Baxter and a group of socially conscious teachers and students, both from the senior and junior Schools who recognized the struggles faced by some members of the local community during the colder months. Seeking to make a positive impact, they decided to launch a campaign to collect blankets for those in need.

The initiative quickly gained traction as teachers, students, and parents alike rallied behind the cause. Donation boxes were placed strategically within school premises, encouraging everyone to contribute. This collective effort not only fosters a sense of philanthropy within the pupils but also teaches students the importance of empathy in life.

As the blanket donation drive progresses, the immediate impact on the beleaguered strata of our community becomes evident. The warmth provided by these blankets not only helps them endure the cold weather but also ensures a more conducive learning environment. By addressing a basic need, the initiative contributes to creating a level playing field for all students, fostering equality in education.

Support staff received blankets donated by students
Support staff received blankets donated by students

Beyond the immediate benefits, the blanket donation drive serves as a practical lesson in collaboration and social responsibility. Students involved in organizing and promoting the campaign gain valuable insights into the power of collective action and the positive change that can result from such endeavours.

Recognizing that the need for warmth extends beyond the school community, efforts are being made to collaborate with local organizations and charities. This expansion of the initiative aims to touch the lives of even more individuals, turning the blanket donation drive into a community-wide endeavour.

The blanket donation drive in Julien Day School, Ganganagar stands as a shining example of how educational institutions can play a pivotal role in addressing societal challenges. Through compassion, collaboration, and a commitment to social responsibility, Julien Day School, Ganganagar is not only providing physical warmth but also nurturing a spirit of kindness and empathy among its students. This initiative is a testament to the transformative power of education when combined with a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the world.

"Love the people, lift the people, people are the way. Not your people, not my people, it's all one people. Live to serve, serve to live!"

Amrusha Ghosh and  Pooja Ghosh Class 6A

Winter isn't just the season of joy. It is also the season which makes us think about the people who cannot afford to fight the biting cold. With the donation of blankets, the students of Julien Day School Ganganagar have once again proved that they care about the people who are deprived of comfort as the mercury drops with the cold wave.

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